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SEC dominates Associated Press Top 25 college football poll

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The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five -- all from the western division.

Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. The Atlantic Coast Conference's Florida State held its ground at No. 2 after beating then-No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27.

Mississippi remains No. 3. Alabama jumped three spots to No. 4 after a 59-0 victory against Texas A&M. Auburn moved up a spot to No. 5 during a bye week, taking advantage of losses by previously unbeaten Notre Dame and Baylor.

The Irish dropped two spots to seventh. Baylor fell to No. 12 after losing 41-27 at West Virginia.

Thirty times since 2001 a conference has placed three teams in the top five of the AP Top 25. The SEC had done it 16 times since 2009.

Associated Press Top 25

                                Record Pts Pv

1. Mississippi St. (43) 6-0 1,480 1

2. Florida St. (14) 7-0 1,433 2

3. Mississippi (3) 7-0 1,404 3

4. Alabama 6-1 1,235 7

5. Auburn 5-1 1,231 6

6. Oregon 6-1 1,142 9

7. Notre Dame 6-1 1,133 5

8. Michigan St. 6-1 1,066 8

9. Georgia 6-1 1,055 10

10. TCU 5-1 962 12

11. Kansas St. 5-1 905 14

12. Baylor 6-1 858 4

13. Ohio St. 5-1 753 13

14. Arizona St. 5-1 643 17

15. Arizona 5-1 639 16

16. Nebraska 6-1 537 19

17. Oklahoma 5-2 461 11

18. East Carolina 5-1 445 18

19. Utah 5-1 437 20

20. Southern Cal 5-2 356 22

21. Clemson 5-2 283 24

22. West Virginia 5-2 272 NR

23. Marshall 7-0 184 25

24. LSU 6-2 177 NR

25. UCLA 5-2 118 NR

Others receiving votes: Duke 108, Oklahoma St. 91, Minnesota 61, Colorado St. 12, Louisville 4, Missouri 4, Stanford 4, Maryland 3, N. Dakota St. 3, Texas A&M 1.

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